Eight. I have always liked the number eight. It's a nice number. Fun to write. Comes before nine but after seven. This week however, I am not liking number 8 very well. You see, that is how much weight I gained in the past week. To sum up this past week, it was stressful, my mother was pretty sick a couple of days, there was a birthday celebration in which the main dish was sodium, and I, well, my plumbing is kinda stopped up (if ya know what I mean). Pair all of the above with a good ole dose of PMS and you have a weeks worth of activites/physiology that equals 8 lb weight gain. I am pretty sure most of this will go pretty quickly as soon as I drop the kids off at the pool, but wow, 8 lbs in ONE week? It's not impossible! I did it!
So now, this week what am I doing to "move" things along? Well my first goal is to get 10K steps in everyday. (Greta is my butt kicker on this goal!) That tip that exercise keeps the digestive system moving is not a lie people! It works! Second goal: Drink more water. I used to be a water drinking QUEEN. Sadly my hydracoach has recently been sitting alone, display flashing, awaiting a cool refill of water and a quick push of the start button! Third goal: eat more fiber! I have never, ever been good at this. I really am not a fan of veggies. And I know, fiber is found in many more places than veggies, and I am focusing on that this week. I am also adding ground flax seed to my meals. (Awesome stuff, can't tell it's there!)
This coming weekend is Fitcation! I had a ticket, but had to release it due to my stomach. Doc was not happy with my flying or exercising intensely so I had to give it up. I am going to miss meeting everyone. I really am trying not to think about it too much this week, but I REALLY want to see some pics girls!
Hope you all have a great week! :)
What are your go-to tricks for when you need a confidence boost?
I talk to my DH. I know that no matter how much weight I have gained or lost, no matter what kind of week I have had, he tells me what a great mom/wife/person I am and always tells me I am beautiful. And if he hears me say otherwise, he calls me out on it. It's also nice to get all dolled up for work or just a trip to the grocery store!
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